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, richmond would become the country's first city to impose such a tax on businesses. the town hall meeting starts at 7:00 at bethlehem hem missionary baptist church in richmond. >> 6:25. >>> a big celebration in san francisco civic center last night. thousands gather to watch the giants win the world series. [ cheering ] the chain was flowing out -- champagne were flowing out there although fans were not supposed to have alcohol in the plaza. mayor lee wanted to give families chance to cheer on the giants together. >> i knew it was going to happen. you know, it was already written, and the giants, they came through with flying colors. number one, baby! number one! [ cheering ] >> this is not the first time fans have been invite to the civic center plaza. more than 7,000 fans were there to watch the giants win the world series in 2010. >>> now, the city of san francisco's preparing a victory parade for the giants this wednesday, halloween. just like in 2010, the ticker- tape parade will start at the foot of market street at 11:00 a.m. and go down market street to civic center plaza. >>> a
towards ocean city right now. when we first got to ocean city, one of the first things that we noticed was the pier, that fishing gear that was down in the area of the inlet. >> we did see video a little earlier. that was amazing. >> let's go to lowell melser now in ocean city. compared to yesterday, you look relatively dry right now. >> i am dry, as a matter of fact. the temperature has really dropped. i think roy was talking about the fishing pier. we had that in one of our stories earlier. most of the front of it got wiped out. the beach erosion that happen here, you can see here a lot of the damage to the fencing that was done and a lot of the sand that was pushed over the dunes. the army corps of engineers was going up and down the coast, assessing all the damage that has been done here. while they did do their job to protect the homes and businesses behind them, they did manage to erode some of the area here. they will spend the next couple of days trying to assess the situation here as far as what was done to the sand dunes. atll have more coming up 6:00. lowell melser, wbal-tv
to fight obesity. if it passes, richmond would become the first city to impose just a tax on businesses. the town hall meeting starts at 7:00 in richmond. >>> let's quickly check in with sal, see what's happening in the commute. >> let's go out and show -- let's take a look at the commute. 880, a little bit slow as you come through. bay bridge toll plaza that is backed up for a 20-minute delay. if you are in san jose, northbound 101 you will see some slow traffic there. let's go back to the studio. we have fock out there. once that fog burns off and then sunny. a little cooler. we look for rain. so the ra paid looks -- so the parade looks okay. all eyes on sandy. that's off the chart. it's incredible how strong this system is getting stronger. >> how -- >> the eye is almost 25 miles wide. winds, out 1 -- storm winds out 500 miles. >> wow. >> okay. well, that's our report for this morning. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the mex time news breaks. be sure to join the news at noon for more on hurricane sandy as steve said, it's just about to bear down on the ne
. tonight, a deadly storm unlike any this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of manhatt hathattan closed down. the city remains eerily dark and quiet tonight after a massive superstorm left half the city without power and partially under water. the historic storm continues to wreak havoc up and down the atlantic tee board from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least 13 lives and kaing blackouts and snow storms across the east coast and midwest. terry moran and bill weir will be joining us live from cape may, new jersey, and lake erie, pennsylvania. >>> first we turn to our colleague abc's juju chang who spent the day reporting in lower manhattan and comes to us now from the city's flooded streets. juju, what's the latest? >> reporter: i have to tell you new york felt like a city under siege. we literally had to wade through floodwaters down here in lower manhattan in the mandatory evacuation zone. this storm set the dubious distinction of setting a record storm surge and we watched at its height as the water barrelled ove
this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of the city are closed down, and this is what manhattan looks like tonight. eerily dark and quiet as this massive superstorm has left half of the city without power and partially under water. at nyu hospital one of the biggest in the city and the country, the backup generators have failed forcing rescue personnel to evacuate patients. this historic storm tonight is wreaking havoc up and down the atlantic seaboard from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least ten lives so far. flooding entire towns, causing blackouts across the midatlantic and midwest and snoerms frwstor maryland to tennessee. juju chang spent the day in lower manhattan and comes to us from the dangerously flooded streetings. what is the latest? >> reporter: we've sent much of this evening wading through the floodwaters ofmanhattan, through the evacuation zone, this storm now has the dubious distinction of setting a record for a record storm surge but it's deceptively calm now, not a lot of rain or wind, we're p
will feel it first, but this storm spreads inland a lot. >> reporter: it does. atlantic city, obviously is going to feel it. one of the first places. once that storm continues on, all of the way to ohio, western pennsylvania, even canada. in atlantic city, they're taking it very seriously, some of the businesses have already been boarding up. only emergency vehicles coming all of the way through. other than that, we're really not going to imagine much more than the storm surge. that's the biggest concern here in atlantic city. in 34 years of legalized gambling this is what has happened, shutdown of casinos three times. irene being the last time. we didn't hit that hard enough, right at the coast, from jersey shore up through new york city, long island, you get the bigger numbers. because of the shape of the land, it's going to help that southwest to -- southeast to the northwest flow. other spots will have a surge. we're talking 60 to 80 miles an hour winds in that red area, boston, pittsburgh is included. washington, d.c., even. the purple area all of the way through maine, 40 to 60-mi
of times. this is the first time i've done one in new york city, and it's in a lot of ways a different animal. you learn how fragile a big city can be, a big strong city like this. it's just different, and that surge, as i said, was really something to behold. >> yeah. >> scott cohn, thank you very much. see you later. >>> coming up next, hurricane sandy hitting long island's massapequa hard tonight turning streets into rivers. more on how the storm is ravaging the northeast and how refineries are being affected as well. we'll be back in two minutes. >>> welcome back. sandy has closed several of the region's major refineries. here's a look at the process to reopen these fuel centers. cnbc's sharon epperson has more. >> reporter: getting a refinery back online after a full shutdown due to a hurricane or major storm can be a lengthy multi-phase operation. the first step, returning evacuated personnel to the refinery, could take a few days depending on conditions and surrounding areas. once on location, the crew evaluates the storm damage, like flooding or downed power lines. if the power
and several fires set around the city. the first fire started around 9:00 last night at 19th and mission. by 11 krn 12, there were two more. within a half hour there was yet another fire a block way. take a look at this picture. if you're just e mailed, it's someone tajing a muni bus last night on market street moments later a mob overturned this bus and set it on fire. abc 7 news is live at the hall of justice. vic? >> the mayor calls those troublemakers hoodlums. the district attorney says he'll prosecute those arrested to the fullest. police chief greg sui says he'll have a better plande withn again. a crowd celebrated after watching the game on the big screen. a peaceful, exuberent crowd. the street parties turned bad. trouble makers overturned cars. they stopped traffic on market street. jumping on taxi cabs. any car was fair game. people set off fire works. some in the crowd broke windows of the bus. but what angered the mayor is this. the burning of another bus. >> burning of muni bus cost almost $1 million. we're going to have to find ways to pay for it as a city. >> revelers set
of the city. the first stop? a tree down near the historic home of frederick douglass. >> i think we're in good shape. we've had minimal flooding up to now. this is still a threat over the next four to eight hours of some flooding on the potomac. >> reporter: the mayor's group headed to northeast where we found crews removing this tree from ebart street. residents thankful it was only a car damaged when the tree came down. >> the most important thing, there's no life lost and that's the main thing. >> reporter: because of the strong winds last night and early this morning, there are trees down across the district, but the good news, as soon as they came down, there were crews to pick them up. crews working right here on calvert street northwest removing a big tree here. even with all the downed trees no one was injured and power outages were restored quickly for the most part. >> they were here as soon as i woke up, so we're pretty happy with their response. >> it's obvious pepco was taking this event very seriously and i want to commend them. >> reporter: back out live here in up
were atlantic city may be the first financial casualty of the storm. atlantic city about the same kind of lump you see in point pleasant beach. according to the public safety director of atlantic city, the city is basically flooded. it looks like it will be worse than the storm of '62, which was monumental. that is the situation in the city and areas surrounding it. members of the two against retailers in the country to see how they are preparing for hurricane sandy. home depot offering 24/7. liz: joining us now, doug spiron. give us a sense how the operations are going here. are you still selling to people who may need emergency supplies? >> we have 75 stores close as a result, authorities are mandating that. 55 locations are currently closed down. david: what do people need most right now? >> is always the flashlights, batteries, things you want to prepare yourself with before the storm actually hits. david: a lot of people didn't take it seriously enough and this is when people are going out. what do they need? >> i was so focused most same items for the supplies. liz: generators ar
't win in front of their hometown fans that's already. the first time since the 1985 kansas city royals to win six elimination games on tear way to capturing the world series. giants will be honored with a parade wednesday morning. mayor lee announced the city will salute the champions as they did in 2010 when this parade concluded with the celebration at civic center plaza. lincecum there. the parade will start at 11 a.m. at the foot of market, then follow market to civic center plaza. the mayor's office and giants will announce more details in the next couple of days. you can watch the parade here live on abc7 wednesday, also streamed live through our ipad app and on our website. find more details on abc7news.com. >>> 6:30 six. we are tracking -- 6:36. we are tracking hurricane sandy, atlantic city, new jersey casinos closed because of the storm. meteorologist mike nicco is tracking the act. >>> [ inaudible ] . >>> welcome back. doppler tracking the fog color coding north bay valleys along the coast, bay shore this means visibilities will be a quarter mile or less through at least 8:0
a confirmed death. the first in a city. a man in flushing queens when a tree crashed into his house and crushed him. ida of our new york station wnbc, is in lower manhattan. ida, what can you tell us? >> reporter: chris, we're maybe a couple blocks away from the world trade center site and there was significant flooding out here for much of the evening. i'd say from maybe 8:00 up until -- well, right this very moment. check out the flooding here. these are the northbound lanes of the highway. if i walk back here, i'm probably in the deepest area where we are standing, maybe about ten inches of water here. if we look up north, it's a little dark and hard to see and it looks like there's two feet of water in that direction. all in all, the good news is, we've seen a lot of receding. maybe an hour ago this entire area was completely underwater. i would say half an hour ago, i want to show you this cardboard box that barely survived the storm. this was underwater half an hour ago and that's a good 50 feet from where the water is right now. things are starting to recede. at the height of
. boy, does that look good. the sun is shining here in new york city. first full day that we've seen of that in the last several days. of course, october 31st means it is halloween morning, but while a lot of people across the country and their children will be celebrating tonight, a lot of people in this part of the country will not. obviously their towns have been really hardly affected or hard hit by the hurricane and then tropical storm sandy, so it's going to be an unusual halloween for a lot of people. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and willie geist. we didn't do our halloween celebration here this morning, but our thoughts are with the people who are getting to celebrate. meanwhile, the destruction is evident. 6 million people or more are waking up without power today. you've got homes submerged all along the jersey shore, along the coastline of new york and connecticut. the president is going to get a firsthand look at this today as he tours some of the hardest hit portions of new jersey with the governor of that state, chris christie, so we're going to have more
than the boardwalk at seaside heights and atlantic city, which you may know, the nation's first boardwalk, the birth of the boardwalk in atlantic city when years ago the folks who owned the train cars and hotel along the beach got tired of people tracking sand into the hotels and train cars, let's put a boardwalk there so people's feet will be clean when they get into the hotels and rail cars. that's a piece of history there as this one is here. it will come back. cheryl: one of the things tough to see in new jersey, jeff, so many residents stuck. i know the national guard on the ground yesterday trying to get people out of the homes and in the shelters. is that effort still continuing today, or are pretty much residents evacuated now? >> we just saw at the other end of the island folks going house to house, fire department going house to house. there's people out here. hey, jimmy, spin back around, quickly as you can, we'll leave them with a shot of folks on bicycles. a lot of people, you know, they can't get the cars out. people traverse on bicycle, and that's what ewe see --
in new jersey. we know that that's where sandy first made landfall in atlantic city. and much of the boardwalk there was submerged. water was thigh high on the streets of seabright, new jersey. that's a three mile sliver of a town that is where the shrewsbury river joins the ocean. then earlier tonight, i spoke with brian thompson with our nbc affiliate wnbc in new york. he has been reporting from seaside heights, new jersey, tonight. >> reporter: i'm cold, i'm miserable and it doesn't look very good at all, chris. i can tell you that just a couple miles away here on the jersey shore, 13 homes burned down in one little cluster, a shopping center, strip mall burned in berkeley township a couple miles behind me. we have a lot of power lines that are starting to, look right here, these are getting a lot closer. they're starting to drop right there toward us which is not a good sign. we have reports of four deaths right now in new jersey. i don't know if you've reported that earlier, chris, or not. two people in a car accident in morris county. a tree falling into a house in passa
the eastern united states and the after math. the eye of sandy made land fall yesterday right at atlantic city, new jersey, one of the hardest-hit states. craig, tell us first about the swieth right where you are. >> gasia, good evening. we're in new jersey right outside of atlantic city. the roads going into atlantic city are closed still tonight. the state police are blocking the roads. families that come by want to go back into atlantic city to check out for homes being turned around, told to come back tomorrow. that's not signature well with some people who want to just know what they're going to be going home to. they have no idea how much damage if they have damage or if there is a home there. one gentleman, in fact, can't get back to his home, can't get a hotel because the casinos you see behind me have booked most of the hotel rooms. he actually rented a hundred-haul trucks and sleeping in his truck until he can get back into his home hopefully some time tomorrow. there's some 2.5 million people around the state without power, about 80,000 just in this general area, gasia, and the temp
new york city, at new york university medical center these are the first pictures we were just showing you. where a power outage forced the evacuation of critical care patients. let's go to nbc news correspondent rehema ellis who's there now. what is the latest from there, rehe rehema? >> reporter: the evacuation is continuing, chris. as you point out, 215 patients, some pediatric patients and critical care patients who had to be evacuated when the backup generator fail. we're on 29th street and 1st avenue. everything from here on down has been in the dark for many hours tonight as a result of the storm. we understand there was a transformer fire at a con edison station in lower manhattan which could have knocked everybody out of power. it's important to point out there has been no chaos, no panic. it has been a very orderly transfer of patients here from the nyu university medical center. they also had intermittent telephone service and they've been letting people know that they have not been able to contact the loved ones of these patients as they're leaving. but they're leaving that
to the right. the northeast quadrant is always the worst. so that's what's coming into new york city. rick described what the weather first alert forecasters locally have been fathering all day long and that is that at some point in a matter of minutes, not hours, water will rise from here to here. that's a sturgeon. it happens very quickly and the fear is that this afternoon, first map, please, it's going to happen in new york city. high tide around -- this is new york city lower manhattan, all these yellow areas are mandatory evacuation areas. all over this island. next map and you will see that it's really all over the five burrows of new york city. brooklyn, staten island, the lower end of manhattan, queens and all along these beaches. all mandatory evacuations. a sturgeon is on the way. next map. it's going to come right up through the center of all of this. it's gonna batter into new york city. this is fire irelandal island "island. a storm that cut a government cut a long time ago. dude road in the hamptons, all of this expected to get a sturgeon somewhere between 6 feet and 11 feet
storm sandy. we are also getting new tape in, this is feeding in now, wtvi out of atlantic city. first aerials of the boardwalk, of course the famous boardwalk, sections that were washed away. you can see the boats that are just tossed about there, the homes are right there on the water. and just remnants of what the boardwalk used to be, as it just goes out into the water. 11,000 people spend the night in red cross shelters in that area. but this is one of the first aerials that we're seeing from the famous boardwalk out of atlantic city. ali velshi was in atlantic city last night and it was extraordinary to see just how quickly the water had risen and when he was doing those reports, got up one point to his waist. it really was a city that, for the most part, people hunkered down. he did not see a lot of people out on the streets. it was pretty much abandoned. in the light of day, you're just beginning to get a sense of the damage and devastation that that atlantic city area has experienced, particularly the boardwalk area, and the commercial area that was abandoned last night. for t
. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the storm has left nothing but the tremendous damage. today, the president found down in badly hit atlantic city, nothing, for a look at the destruction. the new jersey governor christie greeted president on the tarmac ahead of a helicopter tour of the damage. he has been one of the president's toughest critics but he says he doesn't care about politics right now and they are working to egg to heard the national guard and state recover. officials tackle the recovery effort, there is much despair, a last it, millions of still without power, many homes are gone and streets up and down the shore and new york are flooded or littered with downed trees. rick is on the jersey shore and jonathan hunt is across the river in new jersey which just got smacked. first, though, to ed henry. what is the president saying today? >>reporter: you showed the striking picture of the president with governor christie a top republicans very close to mitt romney, a very prominent -- they have to put politics aside. the president wrapped up an aerial tour with g
the storm process in a few minutes. first well say hello to ava marie at ocean city. you saw the sustained winds up to 85 miles an hour so you could easily see gusts close to 60 this morning. >> yes. interesting enough, i was looking at the report and they are getting gusts close to 60 miles an hour. we are on the pool deck of our hotel and the winds are variable because we're getting them affected by the building. they are gusting mostly out of the north but check the waves. they are incredible. you can see that barrier, that fence. that is where we were standing yesterday and now the water is coming in there heading through high tide. we are not able to stand on the coast. it is an incredible situation. the rain has let up a little bit but the winds are going strong. have more rain. now out to annapolis where kim dacey is. how are things going there? >> good morning. here we are seeing steady rain that we have been seeing all morning and the wind is picking up. seeing more gusts. there was a little bit of calm between the gusts but we are seeing more gusts and rain goes horizontal. we wi
at seaside heights. simon hobbs is in for sue herera today. >>> but first, to the aftermath of the storm and president obama's visit to the new jersey coastline. kayla tausche is live in atlantic city. kayla? >> reporter: hi, tyler. we just saw air force one fly right over us and headed likely toward the atlantic city airport. we have tons of residents in atlantic city who turned out very excited, very rambunctious to seat president. it is the first day of sun after days of wind and rain and of course the wreckage of sandy here is evident as a place that used to be home to more of a residential part of the boardwalk. residents would fish off of it and stroll here. not so much the business part of the boardwalk but the wreckage you're seeing here, nonetheless. here in atlantic city the cleanup is just in its early, early stages. some residents who chose to stay behind getting power. i spoke to one resident today who finally got power, got a pump to his basement and started trying to pump out water that had flooded his basement. he was moved to tears when he started talking about watching
light we'll get a first look. a record 13-foot storm surge overflowed the city's historic water flood, flooding the financial area. and the subway. the city's mass transit system, schools, and stock exchange remain closed today. rob and paula, back to you. >> scott goldberg here on a wet and storm-weary new york. thanks a lot. >>> parts of new jersey remains under water after that monstrous storm surge along the coast. >>> sandy made landfall, powerful surf crashed into atlantic city's famous boardwalk, washing away a 300-yard section of it. floodwaters also filled up along towns, along the popular jersey shores. they plunged into darkness. abc's steve is in the thick of things. >> reporter: the water started to overtake the dunes. at that point we felt we had to move our trucks because the water was coming in onto the streets, not just in the areas right by the beach, but actually flooding some of the city's streets. so we decided to move a half mile away and rebase. we were broadcasting and all of a sudden the water crept up behind us there. >> now, the national guard and other fire
there in your city? >> well, i think the first thing that we need to do is to get power restored as quickly as we can. you know, there's an old saying that pictures are better than words. and for the president to come to atlantic city, i am most appreciative. he will see for himself the devastation that has been wrecked on this city by sandy. but i'm happy to say that although the loss in terms of property is catastrophic, on the human side the loss was very minimal. not to diminish the loss of one life that we had, but there has been no real serious injury to our residents. we did have one fatality. and so on the human side, i think we came through this as best as we could hope. certainly we would like to have preserved all life, but we did unfortunately lose one. but again, on the property side, catastrophic damage. on the human side, very minimal, so i'll very thankful for that. >> seeing things very important but the actions of the people of atlantic city restoring power more important. what is the timeline, sir, that you think that people will get power? >> as we speak, crews are out a
a couple hundred people still in their homes on the bay side of the city. the governor said it's a situation they will have to monitor and first thing in the morning at first light respond to and try to get those people out. not far from here just a couple blocks, one of the city's last resort shelters a guard unit went in there and pulled those people out and took them to atlantic city high school. so the shelters that were kept if place drawing criticism. chris christie's statement was there shouldn't have been shelters open here on the island. the winds are still coming ashore here. and we really won't know what kind of damage has taken place inside the city proper. i'm chris kato reporting for wcau. >> what he was explaining was cutting out of some of the time because we have a live shot in the middle of the storm about the controversy over those shelters. the the contrast is between the wishes of the local mayor and the wishes of the governor. governor chris christie saying there should not have been any sheltering in place on site in atlantic city that everybody should ha
with a tight range of numbers. 65 for union city in castro valley. to the north bank of first place to get wet weather. 60 to four richmond 64 in santa rosa. los 6 is for daly city and upper 50s if you're heading to ocean beach. it is hollowing but again expect wet weather. you want to cover the costumes rain will be impacting the north bay around 6:00 p.m.. expect temperatures in the low 60s. south bay mostly cloudy conditions. for the peninsula and our bay shore as we will see a light rain first and heavier rain as we head into 10:00 p.m. tonight. a futurecast for shows just that. the yellow on your screen indicate a moderate to heavy rain. it will march south by about 10:00 p.m. impacting downtown san francisco, oakland, vallejo stretching up to fairfield. that will continue to be the case and to the overnight hours as a wake-up into thursday morning. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows quite whether into saturday and sunday. the start to the next work week low 80s. floats '70s were the cost. >> good morning it is 5:15 a.m. our top story is the big victory parade for the san fra
as well. he's on the streets of your city. first of all, mayor, what precautions have you taken right now? how are the folks in atlantic city holding up? >> wolf, good evening. we're trying to get through this and do the best that we can to cope with a very difficult situation. we have been successful in getting some of our residents to heed the warnings that we presented to them friday and yesterday to evacuate the barrier island and move to higher ground. unfortunately, not as many folks as we would have liked have taken heed to that warning. back during the last catastrophic event that we experienced, that being hurricane irene, we achieved a 98% evacuation rate. but for whatever reason, this time, we haven't reached that number yet. we think we're somewhere having evacuated several thousand people. but we still have too many people in atlantic city. that creates a very uncomfortable situation for all of our emergency responders and officials are still trying to do the best we can to get people out of harm's way. >> mayor, ali velshi is on the streets of atlantic city. right now, the w
of patients at this hospital, including babies, had to be evacuated after a back-up generator failed. the city closed all tunnels and bridges, subway and bus service had already been shutdown new york stock exchange closed again today the first time weather has caused it to close for a second day since the 1800s. snow storms in swreufrt jury, fear of flooding in chicago in ocean city maryland, part of the delmarva peninsula freezing rainfall on and off, tahman bradley, maryland. >>> >> [ inaudible ] >> here's the latest radar, very wide storm from know scotia towards south carolina, -- from nova scotia, towards south carolina, michigan getting snow. look at how much more snow is in this system now that it has wrapped cold air into it. the fact that still got cold air another reason why it is so strong. you can see it spinning throughout central pennsylvania the snow in the mountains here's what is going to happen the next couple of days you can see it slowly start to pull north head up to the hudson bay even as we head towards the latter parts of thursday, still plenty rain and snow with that
like ocean city that line new jersey's coast. when sandy came ashore she hit here first. tom and eileen feel lucky to be alive. >> lost our fingernails watching the news over the last couple of days and not to say we're not devastated. but what's important to us we still have our footprint here. >> reporter: their vacation house is gutted, swamped by the storm. all that remains is the bare framework of their home. >> we had a lot of, you know, good times here. going to be a lot of cleaning up. >> reporter: now barrier islands like ocean city run all up and down the new jersey coast. and they certainly are a great vacation spot but they also serve another purpose. when a big storm like sandy hits they cushion the blow for towns like summers point. norah and gayle. >> chip reid, thank you. we mentioned earlier that sandy could be one of the five most expense hurricanes in u.s. history. list focus on that now with our editor of cbs moneywatch. jack, the cost is just staggering, the devastation. how is this going to impact our larger economy? >> sure. early estimates are tough to get a hand
. the team and fans still celebrating when the first t-shirts came off the presses in union city the moment the game ended, workers began cranking out t-shirts showing the giants at 2012 champs. they want to get thousands to retailers by today. the problem was knowing when to start the presses. >> we had a little bit of a slow start because we told our employees if they are ahead by two runs in the 7th head in and that didn't happen this time. so we were scrambling at the last minute to get everybody in. >> a late start but they've been working ought night so fans can begin buying and wearing them as soon as today. >>> the giants will be honored with a parade wednesday morning. mayor lee an the city will salute the champions as they did in -- 2010 with a downtown parade concluding with a celebration at civic center plaza parade starts 11 a.m. at the foot of market follow mar it to the civic center. the mayor's office and giants will announce more details in the next couple of days. you can watch the parade live here on abc 7 on wednesday also streamed live through our ipad app and on our we
this morning, at fist light, we'll be getting the first look at the immense damage from this historic flooding. a record 13-foot storm surge overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooding the financial district and the subway. the city's mass transit system, schools and stock exchange remain closed today. rob and paula, back to you. >> scott goldberg here, in a wet and storm-weary new york. thanks a lot. >>> and parts of new jersey remain underwater this morning after that monstrous storm surge along the coast. >> sandy made landfall. the powerful surf crashed into atlantic city's famous boardwalk, washing away a 300-yard section of it. floodwaters also filled up along towns along the jersey shore. they plunged into darkness. steve portnoy is in the thick of things at point pleasant beach. >> reporter: the water started to overtake the dunes. at that point we felt we had to move our truck because the water was coming in on to the streets. not just in the areas right by the beach, but actually flooding some of the city streets. so, we decided to move about a half-mile away and rebase. we w
with jim axelrod in new york city. >> reporter: the first thing we can report on this tuesday morning is that high tide has come here in battery park lower manhattan, and the water out there, the hudson river, new york harbor where it's mixing has not reached the wall has not come over. and that was a big concern here for emergency management officials as the next high tide after hurricane sandy had made landfall. the big concern was whether or not there would be another breach. there has not been this morning. as i say, good news. why? that water, having come over last night, record storm surge of nearly 14 feet. that is what caused the bulk of the problems in manhattan. there are about a quarter million people without power in manhattan. why? because that water came over the wall and got into electrical substations and power stations and knocked out service. so all of new york island south of 34th street is without power right now. the subway systems in new york are flooded out. they could take as much as a week to be back online. it could take as much as a wee
, they have to do the work during the day because nighttime does them absolutely no good for the first responders to go out. the city is best known in recent years as the location of the mtv show "jersey shore" very much now it will as the mayor said -- or the governor said be rebuilt, megyn it will not be the same. like you were talking yesterday you spent a lot of your youth there, so did i as a young adult at seaside heights, i remember that roller coaster very well and for a lot of people those images are stunning at the very least. megyn: it's good to hear the governor say they are going to rebuild, that's what we do, we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and move on. trace, thank you. fox news alert on some new video coming in from the fire that left new york city's breezy point in queens looking like a war zone. not a single structure untouched by the storm's wrath. 111 homes burned to the ground. this time yesterday we thought it was 80 it's been updated. the tight knit beach community home to many police officers and firefighters. it is no stranger to tragedy. the commun
and take the stage in front of city hall. in 2010 they took the same route as they did in 1958 when they first came to san francisco. piles of barricades trace a simpler route. instead of going through the financial district. they say this parade will stop up at ferry building and take a straight shot down market street. shorter route but with no shortage of if fans. >> i would like to have a million people. >> they have set up grandstands and stage and portable toilets. they are adding extra capacity and bart expects to carry 250,000 extra people. the real back-up could be at the ticketed machines. >> buy your tickets before wednesday or load up your clipper card before wednesday so you'll enough fare to go into the city and back home. >> back home to trick-or-treat perhaps. having the parade on halloween was the giants' choice but he supports it. >> we're leaving school early and lots of parents will be with our kids. we are creating a family friendly event. >> that again that is what they said last time. right before aubrey huff pulled out the rally song. jonathan bloom, "abc 7 n
hours since the damaged crane first started dangling 90 stories in new york city. these are live pictures you are looking at. we have obtained this video showing yesterday's collapse at the construction site of the luxury 157 skyscraper as it's called. she has got more of what's going to on. what do we know about the safety record of this crane that seems to be hanging there? >> it is hanging precariously. directly behind me and it's about a thousand feet off the ground. you can imagine how terrified people on the ground were. having said that, cnn has learned that this very construction site has experienced some problems in the past. the city issued at least two stop work orders in the past couple of months. one for leaking hydraulic fluid and another for defective wire rope and an improper runway platform. they were eventually fully rescinded but it took about a week in each case for that to happen. they did confirm that the documents are correct. >> what did you think when you heard the loud boom? >> i thought it was a gunshot or a bomb. i immediately went to the window. when
or destruction. in new york city, the sun finally came out today, along with the first sounds of recovery. ( bell ringing ) the stock market opened for the first time this week. buses are back. and there could be some subway service tomorrow. the biggest challenge remains pumping floodwaters out of tunnels. the u.s. military is helping, and we flew along today with lieutenant general thomas bostic, commander of the army corps of engineers. >> about 28,000 gallons a minute. to put that in understandable terms, it'll empty a pool, an olympic-size pool, in about 20 minutes. we're trying to figure out how many pools we have in new york city. >> reporter: the police released this video today of staten island residents being rescued from their flooded homes. president obama joined governor chris christie on a tour of the new jersey shore, where sandy made landfall monday evening. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayors, the
is going up in a helicopter and we're going to get our first pictures here this afternoon. we've had reports from point pleasant beach where the beach was essentially taken and spread through the town and then we've heard from atlantic city and seen where the boardwalk was ripped up and so forth. in the middle is long beach island and i haven't seen any reports from long beach island. what happened there is they were on the side of the storm where the water was pushed from the ocean in across the shoreline. farther south, down into maryland and delaware, much of the coast where they had some damage, they didn't have that hard push of water at high tide like good parts of the jersey shore did. so we're very, very fearful there and also on the south shore of long island. we also haven't seen that. so there is much more to learn about just those two areas let alone other areas spread around the northeast. >> and as you point out, the high winds, continuing high winds, and gusts are going to make it even that much longer before we get power restored to all of those people. >> that's righ
roads and homes. in atlantic city, entire blocks of the first ever boardwalk are now going. the powerful system is not done. it is dumping up to 3 feet of snow in parts of west virginia and the governor says it is already causing roofs to cave. in some places the leaves are still on the trees. add snow to that and you have a real mess. so it is
live here are new york city firefighters and first responders. people who have done so much to help so many over so much time, where helpless to save their own homes as they burned down on monday night. there's still pockets of smoldering fire in all of this wreckage behind me. just a few moments ago, a fire engine was just pulled up over here, wading again through floodwaters, trying to put out some of those fires. if you look over my shoulder here, george and amy, straight there is the ocean. that's the atlantic ocean. usually there would be rows and rows, blocks and blocks of homes. this morning, a straight shot to the ocean. people vowed to come back here. but looking at the destruction, it's hard to believe that's going to happen anytime soon. >> a landscape has been changed completely. >>> one of the most heart-stopping events of the storm, the emergency evacuation of a major downtown hospital in manhattan, including newborns from a critical care unit. david muir has more on the heroes who got everyone out safe and sound. so many stories from that night. >> reporter: they really
. >> new york city practically cut off from the outside world for the first time since 9/11 attack -- attacks. we'll talk to a city official about what's ahead when we come back. you are watching "world news now." about what's ahead when we come back. you are watching "world news now." septic disasters are disgusting and costly, but avoidable. the rid-x septic subscriber program helps prevent backups by sending you monthly doses right to your door so you will never forget to maintain your system. sign up at rid-x.com. try these. new cepacol sensations cools instantly, and has an active ingredient that stays with you long after the lozenge is gone. not just a sensation, sensational relief. by the way they clean themselves in the bathroom. try charmin ultra strong. with a new duraclean texture, it helps you get clean. plus it's four times stronger than the leading value brand. and you can use up to four times less. charmin ultra strong. >>> more than 8 million people live here in new york city and millions more travel here every day to work. but right now all the subways, all the sub
there and for the most rabid areas with chris christie, new jersey's governor and here is what. atlantic city is under water. you can see not only is the boardwalk, the famed boardwalk of atlantic city completely ruined but block after block after block hundreds and hundreds, and the first floor completely flooded. i am liz claman. count down to the closing bell begins right now and there is no closing bell because the new york stock exchange and the nymex and the nasdaq castillo's. the east coast trying to come back from the damage of hurricanes and the. every corner covered for you. when all is said and done it might be atlantic city that suffers the most. atlantic city underwater as presidents flooded out and that historic boardwalk which is a huge tourism focus under water in shambles. check this out. video from yesterday of the crane in midtown manhattan collapsing, simply folding like a matchstick. that happened at 3:00 p.m. monday. the crane is part of construction on a luxury condo building said to be the tallest condo skyscraper in manhattan when it is finished. 90 floors, still evacuated at
felt along the first instance in ocean city, maryland. we'll be back there shortly. keeping a close eye on hurricane sandy. >> all important. it can be done without ohio but, let's face it, everyone always points out and reminds the world, hey, you can't win a presidential election without ohio and then they go through all the different hoops and jumps and black flips to show how it can be done but serves to illustrate ohio, it is unbelievably important. bill: brian thomas, 55 krc, local radio here in cincinnati. what he talks about is the significance of this state and we're really trying to balance two stories throughout the day today and tuesday and wednesday of this week. as we do that with sandy on one corner and this election eight days away on the other, larry sabato is with me now from the university of virginia. sir, good morning to you. first question about sandy. virginia, north carolina, what is your guess on the effects of that storm on the outcome in those states, if at all? >> well well, let's see how well or poorly, the federal government and other governmental agencies
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